Can I Get Botox If I Am Allergic To Cow’s Milk?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is it safe for someone to get Botox if they are allergic to cow’s milk, Casein & or egg?

A: Botox is a synthetically derived toxin in which its production does involve albumin, a cow’s mild protein. So if one has a true albumin allergy then one should not get Botox. However  a lactose intolerance does not count as an albumin allergy.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon